First acts announced for NORTHERN BASS 19/20

The first lineup announcement for Northern Bass is here! Festival Director Gareth Popham says “Northern Bass is an amazing New Year experience for music fans, combining an incredible location with the best music line-up possible. We’ve come a long way since the first Northern Bass in 2011, with...

Base FM & Island Base FM at the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards NZ

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. KINGS and Tomorrow People are quickly becoming Pacific music legends, adding to their previous hauls with four 2019 awards each....

Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards

‘Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence’ Last night, the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. Base FM NZ and Island Base FM Samoa are thrilled to announce that...

Base FM Summer Highlights 2019 (Part 3)

The weather put on a stunner of a day for Island Oasis on Waiheke Island. The beautiful Rangihoua Estate provided the perfect scene for the afternoon. The entire set up and hospitality from Sam Carrol and his crew was perfect. Big ups Sam! Line up included Latinaotearoa, Freq...

EVENT: Base FM presents ‘Island Oasis’

ISLAND OASIS Saturday 5th January 2019 WAIHEKE ISLAND featuring FREQ NASTY MELODOWNZ SUNSHINE SOUNDSYSTEM LATINAOTEAROA ERINSPHERE FREQ NASTY FreQ Nasty, is a DJ and producer of breakbeat electronic music based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from New Zealand, McFadyen’s artistic career has taken him across the world, first...

MELODOWNZ – Peace $igns, Gang $igns

Even though we featured MELODOWNZ‘s “Peace $igns Gang $igns” as our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week only a couple of week’s back, the outstanding video deserves it’s very own spotlight.   This week’s local eyes is directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington with VFX by 10Daniel16 & Connor Pritchard. The...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Sugar’ (feat. MELODOWNZ)

Produced by SFT, ‘Sugar’ is a sweet love song dripping in old school style production, 90’s R&B reminiscent melodies and a romantic verse from MELODOWNZ. BAILEY describes the single as “the first song I’ve written that I’ve instantly fallen in love with in a minute.” Bored of love...

Base FM HQ Live #3 | Melodownz

For the latest Base FM HQ Live we had MELODOWNZ in the studio performing his brand new track ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’ which is also our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week, thanks to NZ On Air Music Plus Melodownz will be performing at this year Base FM Main...

MELODOWNZ ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’

Avondale’s very own MELODOWNZ again proves why he’s one of New Zealand’s front running MC’s.  His new track “Peace $igns Gang $igns” has just dropped ahead of an upcoming dual sided project.  In this track Melo explores the duality of modern life, and how life can shift from...

EVENT: Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement

  Northern Bass Music Festival 18 / 19 Saturday 29th December to Monday 31st December – Mangawhai Special announcement! we’ve just added drum and bass superstars CHASE  & STATUS + MC Rage to this year’s Northern Bass lineup! The Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement is here! Adding American rapper JOEY...

New Release: LATINAOTEAROA ‘Influencis Et Collabis’

Brazilian band–leader Bobby Brazuka, and Venezualan vocalist Jennifer Zea, have just released their 3rd LatinAotearoa album ‘Influencis Et Collabis’ – 9 tracks which blend distinctive South American flavours with the innovative brilliance of some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. The album includes a latin rework of a Raphael Saadiq neo-soul...

IllBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA ‘Live Stream’ feat. TEEKS

Aotearoa hip-hop stars IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have joined forces for this week’s Local eyes, a new project called High Beams. The seven track project is due out in July, but the first single from the collective was shared on Friday. ‘Live Stream‘ featuring Taite-nominated soul artist TEEKS is a politically-charged track with a video directed by Connor Pritchard. The...

MELODOWNZ ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’

This week’s local eyes is the brand new video from MELODOWNZ  ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’ which pays homage to his hometown of Avondale. This single is taken from the ‘AVONTALES’ EP and features the classic hip-hop sample taken from Lafayette Afro Rock Band’s ‘Darkest Light’ Director: Jamie ‘OneDeap’ McCready Directors assistants: Abbot,...

JESS B ‘Ride Out (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

Sony Music New Zealand is proud to partner with Auckland-based rapper JessB for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP Bloom. The EP features a number of collaborations, with features from Melodownz, Rubi Du and Phodiso, while renowned producer P-Money has a hand in producing, mixing and engineering...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Yoko-Zuna – Day Job (feat. SWIDT). Check out this amazing animation produced by A Makers Initiative Production with artwork by Lyle Hawthorne and amination by Owen Watts additional effects by Swap Gomez. The track itself is produced by Jamal Muavae...

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018

HIKUWAI SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 FEATURING P-MONEY, SWIDT, L.A.B., & MORE Friday 2 March 2018 Hikuwai Plaza, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds, Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. This one-night event will feature a...

YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Yayné ‘IDFWU’ featuring Melodownz. Under the direction of Lucia Farron-Diamantis, the video’s visuals are heavily themed with the message of  women standing together. Released earlier this year on Yayné’s debut EP, Simple Pleasure, it’s an idea that resonates with the cultural moment we find...